Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Buying Process,Tampa- FL http://www.zillow.com/advice/Tampa-FL/home-buying-buying-process/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate Can you refer me to any closing agents or title companies that do an A-B-C transaction? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-refer-me-to-any-closing-agents-or-title-companies-that-do-an-A-B-C-transaction/572012/ This is legal and I know there are closing agents that will do this. I'm just looking for some referrals because I'm new to this area.<br \><br \>0 replies Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-you-refer-me-to-any-closing-agents-or-title-companies-that-do-an-A-B-C-transaction/572012/ 2015-01-12T20:11:00Z Anyone can refer any title companies that do double closings? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-can-refer-any-title-companies-that-do-double-closings/571890/ I'm currently investing in the Tampa Area. Does anyone know of any Title Companies that work with investors and don't mind doing double closings?<br \><br \>5 replies Sun, 11 Jan 2015 19:21:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Anyone-can-refer-any-title-companies-that-do-double-closings/571890/ 2015-01-11T19:21:00Z HOA Fee's http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOA-Fee%27s/570868/ When viewing a real estate listing if it lists an HOA Fee say for $550 is that monthly or yearly?<br \><br \>6 replies Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/HOA-Fee%27s/570868/ 2014-12-31T22:28:00Z What advice can Zillow give me for buying a house cash? What factors should one keep in mind... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-advice-can-Zillow-give-me-for-buying-a-house-cash-What-factors-should-one-keep-in-mind/563489/ 9 replies Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-advice-can-Zillow-give-me-for-buying-a-house-cash-What-factors-should-one-keep-in-mind/563489/ 2014-10-19T18:50:00Z What advice can Zillow give me for buying a house cash? What factors should one keep in mind... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-advice-can-Zillow-give-me-for-buying-a-house-cash-What-factors-should-one-keep-in-mind/563489/ 9 replies Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-advice-can-Zillow-give-me-for-buying-a-house-cash-What-factors-should-one-keep-in-mind/563489/ 2014-10-19T18:50:00Z Are there any Florida live aboard Houseboats available? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-any-Florida-live-aboard-Houseboats-available/559078/ I had two different houseboat homes in Portland Oregon, and visited others when we lived in Sacramento.&nbsp; With all the water and great weather in Florida (we now live in Tampa) we have not seen any live-on houseboats except small weekly rentals with motors.&nbsp; Are there Florida Building Codes that prohibit Houseboat life?&nbsp;&nbsp; If any are available in Florida, where are they?&nbsp; <br/>Barry &amp; Cathy Taylor<br/><br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-there-any-Florida-live-aboard-Houseboats-available/559078/ 2014-09-13T02:23:00Z Is this realator legit? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-realator-legit/561231/ We've started looking at houses in the Tampa area about a month ago and we've gone out with a realator but we are starting to get the feeing that we are guinea pigs and that he might not be the full time committed realator he claims. Is there a way I can look up his actual sales records? He has a ton of reviews on here but half of them are written on the same day which seems weird. I am apprehensive of just terminating the relationship because he already has all our financial data. I would just like to see if his track record is as good as he says? Help please.<br \><br \>12 replies Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-this-realator-legit/561231/ 2014-09-30T19:07:00Z I want to buy a home at auction what are some rules of thumb to look for regarding the condition o http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-a-home-at-auction-what-are-some-rules-of-thumb-to-look-for-regarding-the-condition-o/551658/ 8 replies Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-want-to-buy-a-home-at-auction-what-are-some-rules-of-thumb-to-look-for-regarding-the-condition-o/551658/ 2014-07-27T22:35:00Z Looking to buy first home and need some advice http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-buy-first-home-and-need-some-advice/552003/ We would like to buy within the next year or so, or sooner if possible.&nbsp;My husband just started a new job with an oil company in Louisiana so his income&nbsp;will consistently be going up each year. Is there a certain amount of time we have to wait since he just started a new job? I have been at my job for almost&nbsp; eight years.&nbsp; My husband went through a&nbsp;few layoffs over the&nbsp;past few years&nbsp;&nbsp;and our credit took a hit, mostly mine and now we are trying to get back on track. We both have some areas of our credit we need to fix, but we don't know what we should payoff or not? or when? and how to get our scores up. Some things are from almost&nbsp;six years ago.&nbsp;We just need help with fixing our credit and getting set on the right path to actually being able to own our own home. Any advice is welcome. Thank You.<br \><br \>7 replies Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Looking-to-buy-first-home-and-need-some-advice/552003/ 2014-07-29T14:35:00Z Can I buy a house that was built without inspection and under violation? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-buy-a-house-that-was-built-without-inspection-and-under-violation/553947/ Can I buy a house that was built without inspection and under violation?, I would like to get it &nbsp;inspected and get it up to code or do i have to destroy the whole house?<br/><br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 09 Aug 2014 14:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-buy-a-house-that-was-built-without-inspection-and-under-violation/553947/ 2014-08-09T14:50:00Z What are the odds of a builder financing a 10% down? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-odds-of-a-builder-financing-a-10-down/234389/ Hello, since no one is giving 10% down financing for a jumbo <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">loan</a>, what are the odds of me putting 10% down, negotiate finance with the builder of the other 10% ( lets say payable in 3 years ) and then the normal 80% thru a bank, any thoughts?<br/>Thx<br/><br \><br \>8 replies Wed, 13 May 2009 14:33:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-are-the-odds-of-a-builder-financing-a-10-down/234389/ 2009-05-13T14:33:00Z Canadians buying US Properties http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Canadians-buying-US-Properties/352387/ Hello,<br/>We are planning to buy a home in this area. We are from Canada and we'd like to know the details for Canadians buying US properties. <br/>Questions I can think of:<br/>1-As non-US-citizens, is there any special requirements to buy a property in the US?<br/>2-If we are eligible to buy, how is the process done, what do we need to do?<br/>3-How long does it take the paper work after we make an offer?<br/>4-What taxes, fees, or any other monies are needed to complete the transaction?<br/>5-If you can elaborate on the buying process in general, so we can have an idea of what to expect.<br/>We intent to buy cash around July.<br/>Thanks for your help. Jules &amp; Bernadette.<br \><br \>9 replies Wed, 02 Jun 2010 13:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Canadians-buying-US-Properties/352387/ 2010-06-02T13:19:00Z Is it right time to buy a second home ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-right-time-to-buy-a-second-home/505768/ I bought a small house(built equity) two years back, But we might need a large home, may be in next two-three years, Is this right time to buy a second home (Primary Home) and sell the current one, or wait for two-three years ?<br/><br/><br \><br \>12 replies Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-right-time-to-buy-a-second-home/505768/ 2013-08-07T22:25:00Z Interrested in two homes in Tampa,FL. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Interrested-in-two-homes-in-Tampa-FL/536411/ I currently live in upstate NY.I have been preapproved for $95,000 by Wells Fargo.<br/>I'm a veteran,so it"s a VA loan.Can you please help me with the purchase of these homes.I have contacted agents,but know response.I would like to move as soon as possible. Thanks,Doug Bell (845-679-6496) (<a href="mailto:dbelldude@gmail.com" rel="nofollow">dbelldude@gmail.com</a>)<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Interrested-in-two-homes-in-Tampa-FL/536411/ 2014-04-14T20:08:00Z Buyin a house under Owner financing http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyin-a-house-under-Owner-financing/524079/ How do I know that the property is legally owned and cleared once? How do I obtain the property deeds. Need help or advice the process and legal contract.<br/><br/>Thanks<br \><br \>6 replies Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buyin-a-house-under-Owner-financing/524079/ 2014-01-11T13:14:00Z When planning to build a home, if you have found a lot you want is it best to buy it and then go... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-planning-to-build-a-home-if-you-have-found-a-lot-you-want-is-it-best-to-buy-it-and-then-go/539096/ When planning to build a home, if you have found a lot you want is it best to buy it and then go to the builder or go to the builder and wrap it all into one purchase?&nbsp; Further, if you do buy it upfront, can the land be used as a down payment?<br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 03 May 2014 15:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-planning-to-build-a-home-if-you-have-found-a-lot-you-want-is-it-best-to-buy-it-and-then-go/539096/ 2014-05-03T15:04:00Z I am a military vet looking to buy my first home using my VA loan. What should I look for? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-military-vet-looking-to-buy-my-first-home-using-my-VA-loan-What-should-I-look-for/359252/ I am a disabled vet, and a full-time student with not so great credit. I am not looking for a huge place, just a starter home. Any help would be appreciated.<br \><br \>10 replies Fri, 23 Jul 2010 22:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-a-military-vet-looking-to-buy-my-first-home-using-my-VA-loan-What-should-I-look-for/359252/ 2010-07-23T22:53:00Z How do I get a home appraisal? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-a-home-appraisal/531067/ 4 replies Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-do-I-get-a-home-appraisal/531067/ 2014-03-05T19:45:00Z Where are the in - house lenders in Tampa FL area? Is in - house better for home purchase? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-are-the-in-house-lenders-in-Tampa-FL-area-Is-in-house-better-for-home-purchase/526572/ 4 replies Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-are-the-in-house-lenders-in-Tampa-FL-area-Is-in-house-better-for-home-purchase/526572/ 2014-01-31T00:04:00Z Trying to get an FHA loan http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Trying-to-get-an-FHA-loan/502965/ Hello,<br/><br/>I checked my credit through a loaner that said they need at least 640 credit score. I am filing jointly but my wife's scores are all above 700. (Mainly for FHA at the moment)<br/><br/>I have<br/>TU: 652<br/>Experian: 613<br/>Equifax: 652<br/><br/>How do lenders usually use this to come to a minimum requirement of 640?<br \><br \>5 replies Mon, 22 Jul 2013 01:12:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Trying-to-get-an-FHA-loan/502965/ 2013-07-22T01:12:00Z